One of the fun “jobs” that writing this blog requires is to peruse dozens of different websites, blogs, magazines, etc. to find great information to share with you. One site that I’ve discovered and enjoy is The Lean Green Family, http://suddenlyfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/10/five-frugal-meal-planning-tips-for-busy.html . Recently she wrote a post entitled Five Frugal Meal-Planning Tips for Busy People. That definitely includes us caregivers! Her suggestions were great. I loved her idea for how to save on pizza (perfect for grandkids! ), and she also introduced me, and now you, to another very interesting site -A Year of Crockpotting, http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ !
One of her posts, http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/save-money-by-using-your-crockpot-slow.html , explains how we can save money by using the crockpot more often. Just as important, it’s a wonderful time saver. I can start a meal in the morning, then ignore it until I’m ready to eat at night! So when I’m staying busy running errands, playing tag with grandkids, or working, I can still enjoy a delicious hot meal. I have to confess, I haven’t used a crockpot in quite a while. I’d forgotten how handy they can be. But after looking at her recipes, I’m going to go find it and give some of them a try. I think I’ll start with the Crockpot Bacon-Wrapped Cornish Game Hens. They sound delicious!
Two great sites with lots of time and money saving ideas! Happy cooking!